Huge rise in number of schools causes “big crisis” in Indian architecture education

Architecture education in India is in crisis with a shortage of teachers, overcrowded classes and widespread cheating by students, according to architects in the country. A huge expansion of architecture courses over the last few years has led to overstretched and under-qualified staff teaching classes of up to eighty students, Dezeen has been told. Students […]

Adjustable lamp used by Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus school revived

German light company Midgard is reproducing a lamp that was used at the Bauhaus school to coincide with its 100th anniversary. The adjustable TYP 113 lamp was first produced by Midgard, a company was founded in 1919. Hamburg entrepreneurs David Einsiedler and Joke Rasch took over Midgard’s business in 2015, and re-launched 100 of the […]

The Arrivals creates “playful yet performative” weather-themed pop-up

Translucent polycarbonate panels are used to separate different shopping zones outfitted to specific weather conditions in this pop-up shop in New York designed by fashion brand The Arrivals. The Arrivals is the brainchild of architect Jeff Johnson and entrepreneur Kal Vepuri, who teamed Brooklyn experiential studio Early Spring led by Kamil Tyebally to create the […]

Mexico City studios redesign 1940s house for Design Week Mexico

Mexico City architects and design studios have transformed a run-down villa into a design hub for this year’s Design Week Mexico. Organised by México Territorio Creativo (MXTC), the Design House is a three-storey residence with rooms curated by local studios to showcase a range of talent and materials. “Professionals in architecture, design and interior design […]

Daisy Newdick makes coffee from dandelions to promote biodiversity

Central Saint Martins graduate designer Daisy Newdick has created an alternative to coffee using the roots of the dandelion plant. Called Make Weeds Great Again, Newdick’s project aims to highlight the overlooked qualities of the common dandelion plant, which is often seen as an “unsightly weed that spoils the nation’s lawns”. After discovering that, in […]

This week, we announced Dezeen Awards winners

This week on Dezeen, we revealed the winning architecture, interior and design projects for Dezeen Awards 2019. Ten category winners were announced in each sector, including a shelter built by students for archaeologists in Peru in architecture, a 17.6-square-metre micro flat in Taipei in interiors, and a self-cleaning water bottle in design. One of the […]

10 architecture and design studios to visit during Open House New York 2019

Open House New York 2019 kicks off today, with designer and architects’ studios across the city opening their doors to offer a glimpse inside. We roundup 10 not to miss. Photograph by Robb Williamson Aecom Landscape Architecture + Urban Design Studio, Sunset Park, Brooklyn International firm Aecom‘s warehouse-like offices, located in Brooklyn’s Industry City campus, […]

Watch our talk about architecture and the circular economy live from Dutch Design Week

Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs spoke to a panel of experts today in Eindhoven about the circular economy and architecture, as part of Dutch Design Week 2019. The panel included Overtreders W‘s co-founder Hester van Dijk, architect and author Thomas Rau and architect Marco Vermeulen. A circular economy is an economic model that minimises consumption, […]

Kapsimalis Architects converts caves for summer houses on Greek island

The vaulted forms and underground caves of an old house on the Greek island of Santorini have been converted into a holiday home complex by Kapsimalis Architects. Located in the town of Fira, the components of the existing compound –  including walled courtyards, a donkey barn and three small caves for storage  – have been […]

Lucy McRae creates hugging machine as an antidote to the “touch crisis”

Los Angeles-based artist Lucy McRae has created a machine she calls the Compression Carpet, which offers a hug to a person craving intimacy. McRae, who refers to herself as a body architect, imagines a future where the growing influx of technology starts to have a big impact on people’s mental wellbeing. She wonders whether mechanical […]

Mikhail Riches will “aim for zero carbon” in all projects after Stirling Prize win

Stirling Prize-winner Mikhail Riches will only work on zero-carbon projects from now on, the studio told Dezeen. Co-founder Annalie Riches said the practice was committed to improving the environmental performance of its projects, after winning the UK’s top architecture prize for the low-energy Goldsmith Street development. “As a practice, we don’t want to do anything […]

Stacked shipping containers form Stow-Away London hotel and wine bar

Design studio Doone Silver Kerr turned a stack of used shipping containers into a hotel and wine bar with a geometric facade of welded fins that function as sunshades. The Stow-Away Hotel in Waterloo is made from end-of-life shipping containers that have been used “countless times previously” according to the practice. At five storeys high, […]

Five key projects by emerging Spanish studio Bonell+Dòriga

Here’s a look at five significant projects by Spanish studio Bonell+Dòriga, which has won the Début Award for young architects at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019. Architecture duo Laura Bonell (1987) and Daniel López-Dòriga (1987) set up their Barcelona studio Bonell+Dòriga in 2014. The practice’s portfolio includes adaptive reuse and residential projects, including the overhaul […]

Experimental Gastronomy utensils make the eater engage with their food

Metal mittens, plates made from spoons and foraged clay bowls are among more than 500 pieces of cutlery and crockery created for the latest in a series of Experimental Gastronomy banquets. Created by Dutch duo Martin Kullik and Jouw Wijnsma, the dining concept hopes to decelerate the eating process and help us engage with food in […]

Cc-tapis’ latest rugs are made to resemble Faye Toogood’s doodles

Scribbles and paint-like splotches appear on this range of rugs that designer Faye Toogood has created in collaboration with Cc-tapis, currently being presented within the brand’s new Milan showroom. The Doodles collection by Cc-tapis is comprised of six rugs, each crafted to resemble textural artworks that Faye Toogood has created over the past 18 months. […]

LifeCredit computer game envisions a dystopian future ruled by a social credit system

Digital designer Diana Ganea’s LifeCredit video game imagines a dystopian future where social status is determined by a corporate credit-system that rewards or punishes citizens. Set in the year 2050, the LifeCredit game sees players take on the character of an office worker who faces complications as they try to change their job. This process […]

Esrawe Studio carves quarry-like landscape for Guadalajara stone showroom

Monolithic blocks of stone mimic man-made quarry landscapes for Grupo Arca’s showroom and cultural centre in Guadalajara, Mexico, designed by Esrawe Studio. The complex is designed to promote culture and education over business transactions, with a focus on Mexican architecture, design and fine arts. Esrawe Studio split these two functions into separate buildings. Arts and […]

Mediated Matter Group designs robotically fabricated structure using organic matter

Neri Oxman‘s Mediated Matter Group has digitally designed and robotically fabricated a structure using the molecular components found in tree branches, insect exoskeletons and human bones. Aguahoja I examines how even the materials that we consider waste can inform design. Standing five meters tall, the structure’s skin is composed of cellulose, chitosan, and pectin – […]

Dezeen to hold circular architecture talk at Dutch Design Week 2019

Dezeen will host a panel discussion exploring the circular economy in architecture on Saturday 19 October during Dutch Design Week 2019 in Eindhoven. Hosted by Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, the panel will include architect Marco Vermeulen, architect and author Thomas Rau and Hester van Dijk, co-founder of design agency Overtreders W . The […]

Just two weeks to go until Dezeen Day!

Time is running out to secure your place at our agenda-setting architecture and design conference in London on 30 October. Buy your ticket today to avoid missing out. Dezeen Day is our international architecture, interiors and design conference, which will tackle key topics facing the global design community. Taking place at BFI Southbank in London on […]

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